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SDG7 - Ensure Access to Affordable, Reliable, Sustainable, and Modern Energy

Godwell Nhamo
University of South Africa, South Africa

Charles Nhemachena
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Kenya

Senia Nhamo
University of South Africa, South Africa

Vuyo Mjimba
Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa

Ivana Savić
Leiden University, The Netherlands


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781789738025
Published:
03 Aug 2020
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
252 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
SDG7 aims to 'ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.' Meeting the demands of the 2030 agenda will be a unique challenge. National priorities and policy action need to be strengthened in order to fulfil the ambitious energy targets which SDG7 envisions. This book examines SDG7 and its implications for how energy operates as a driver of change for jobs, security, climate change, food production and increasing incomes. It provides a succinct overview of how SDG7 visualizes a world in which energy is universally accessible, increasingly efficient and renewable in order to create sustainable, inclusive and resilient communities. The key challenges such as public and private investment, regulatory frameworks and evolving business models are also considered so that a path forward towards the achievement of the goal and the transformation of global energy systems might become clear. Concise Guides to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals comprises 17 short books, each examining one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The series provides an integrated assessment of the SDGs from economic, legal, social, environmental and cultural perspectives.
Chapter 1: Energy in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Chapter 2: Measuring progress towards SDG 7 targets in East Asia and the Pacific 
Chapter 3: Placing emphasis on renewables, efficiency and energy diplomacy in Europe and Central Asia 
Chapter 4: North America’s energy progress in controversial and contested circumstances 
Chapter 5: Progress and challenges in attaining SDG 7 in Latin America and the Caribbean region 
Chapter 6: Projecting progress and challenges to accelerating the achievement of SDG 7 in South Asia 
Chapter 7: Imminent Changes in MENA Region Energy Dynamics 
Chapter 8: Energy poverty in the midst of plenty: a harsh reality for sub-Saharan Africa 
Chapter 9: Concluding the matter: Global energy gaps and remedial pathways to 2030
Godwell Nhamo is a Full Professor and Exxaro Chair in Business and Climate Change at the University of South Africa, South Africa. He holds a PhD from Rhodes University, an MSc from the University of Botswana and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe.

Charles Nhemachena is a Programme Officer: Regional Food Trade; Resilience with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). He Holds a PhD from University of Pretoria, a MM from University of the Witwatersrand, an MSc and BSc Honours from University of Zimbabwe.

Senia Nhamo is an Associate Professor at the University of South Africa. She holds a PhD from University of the Witwatersrand, an MSc from the University of Botswana and a BSc Honours from the University of Zimbabwe.

Vuyo Mjimba is a Chief Research Specialist and the Head of the Sustainable Development Programme at the Africa Institute of South Africa in the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa. He holds a PhD from The Open University, an MSc from the University of Zimbabwe and a BSc Honours from the National University of Science and Technology.

Ivana Savi is an external PhD Candidate at the Institute for Private Law, Leiden University. She holds an LL.M. degree from School of Law, UNION University in Belgrade, Serbia.

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